Appetizers

Pomegranate Jeweled Cheese Ball with White Cheddar and Sage

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas. This was the first year I’ve ever spent the holiday away from my mom, and it was definitely hard for me. BUT, I did get to spend it with my fiance for the second year in a row, and his family was marvelously welcoming. I’m still adjusting to… Continue reading Pomegranate Jeweled Cheese Ball with White Cheddar and Sage

Cookies

Chocolate Mint Crisps

I can’t believe Christmas Eve is tomorrow! It definitely snuck up on me this year. Now that I’ve graduated from college, I feel like my life has less structure. School semesters used to keep me in check, with a slew of deadlines always forcing me to stay up to date. Once finals were over, Christmas… Continue reading Chocolate Mint Crisps

Breakfast

Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Cottage cheese is somewhere on my list of top 10 favorite foods.  I have to portion it out every time I have it because if I start eating it straight out of the container there is no guarantee I won’t finish the entire thing. It baffles me that so many people are disgusted by it… Continue reading Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Cookies

Hazelnut Shortbread

Since my sophomore year in high school, my best friend Vanessa and I have done an annual Christmas Cookie Extravaganza. The first few years we went all out, usually baking around a dozen types of cookies and delivering them to friends, teachers, and family, all within in a 48 hour period. Vanessa, not being as… Continue reading Hazelnut Shortbread

Bars and Brownies

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

I decided to take a quick break from holiday baking. And by this I mean I finally resolved to do something about the pile of granny smith apples that have been staring at me accusingly from the fruit basket for weeks. When they went on sale at the grocery store I bought a ton, telling… Continue reading Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Candy

Cranberry Fruit Jellies

I had the morning off from work today for a snow day, and it was glorious. After waking up to an invigorating workout, (I started Insanity recently, and had no idea it would be so hard! Apparently I’m not in as great of shape as I thought I was.) I made myself a full breakfast… Continue reading Cranberry Fruit Jellies

Frozen Treats

Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream

That gingerbread. It’s so hot right now. It really is. I’ve been seeing gingerbread all over Pinterest lately. Gingerbread cookies, gingerbread cupcakes, gingerbread brownies, gingerbread waffles, gingerbread oatmeal, gingerbread lattes…and even gingerbread ice cream. Though I was a bit skeptical of gingerbread as an ice cream flavor, I was curious enough to give it a… Continue reading Gingerbread Cookie Ice Cream